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It Will Cost €161 MIllion To Run The Houses Of The Oireachtas In 2022.

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This will include 16.8 million to pay the salaries of 160 TD

It will cost nearly €161 million to run Dáil and Seanad next year.

This is a 15 per cent increase on 2020 - and includes salaries of over 21 million euro for TDs and senators.

Eoghan Murphy reports:

This year the cost of running the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission, which operates the Dáil and Seanad, is likely to be just under 140 million euro.

The commission estimates this will increase to 160.7 million euro in 2022.

This will include 16.8 million to pay the salaries of 160 TDs, which equates to just over 100,000 each.

They'll also get other allowances of nearly 9.2 million, including payments for travel and accommodation.

60 Senators willl get basic salaries of 4.5 million, which is a little over 70,000 each - and other allowances of 1.2 million euro in total.

People Before Profit TD, Paul Murphy, says the figures are too high


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